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Stepping up the game with yoursuper smoothie bowl

I present you this “Energy Bomb” smoothie bowl

If you read my previous post, I said I would share recipes with you adding the superfood mixes from “yoursuper”, which I’m ambassador for. So here’s first one, and of course that’s smoothie bowl beginning with. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your day, leaving you energized and radiant!

Ingredients

• A cup of frozen berries

• 1 banana

• 100 ml plant based milk, add more if needed but you want to achieve creaminess so pulse well with your smoothie blender

• 1 tsp of “Yoursuper Energy Bomb” superfood mix powder

Toppings

• Coconut chips

• Berries like raspberries here

• Dried cranberries

• Pomegranate

• Cacao nibs

• Nut butter

• Granola

Simply blend well all the ingredients in a smoothie blender until you’re satisfied with a smooth consistency. Then add your favorite toppings like for example what is mentioned above:)

Enjoy and start your day full of energy with this breakfast idea!

With love & care, Melanie x

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Vegan American pancakes

They’re so fluffy & thick!

Ingredients

• One ripe banana

• 3/4 cup or 12 tablespoons of oat milk plus more (I’d say half a glass)

• 1 cup or 16 tablespoons of flour (I mixed half with whole-wheat flour and the other with buckwheat flour)

• 2 teaspoons of baking powder

• 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Instructions

1. First mash the ripe banana in a bowl. Then add the oat milk and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, that’s the magic behind the thickness!

2. Mix together the flour and baking powder. Now when I made them, I had to work with the consistency adding more oat milk as it was too much flour. Make sure it’s not too liquidity when adding more milk as we want them thick.

3. Let the batter rest allowing the apple cider vinegar to work and heat up a pan on medium high heat meanwhile.

4. Before pouring some pancake batter on the pan, add some coconut oil so it won’t stick.

5. When the pancakes are cooking, you can add some frozen blueberries on top on one side. Cook them until you see bubbles and when they are golden brown. That’s when they’re ready to be flipped!

6. The pancake batter makes up to 9 pancakes. I definitely recommend them with some maple syrup or honey, enjoy!

Step 2, we want this thick consistency. Play with the amount of oat milk to you have achieved the right pancake batter thickness!
Step 5, when you see bubbles and on the pancake surface, they’re ready to be flipped! Add some blueberries if you like, it really makes them more tasty.
We want them golden brown, I had my pan on heat 7 of maximum heat 9.
Here you have a closer look at the thickness and fluffiness, real American pancakes!

These are vegan, refined sugar free and a much healthier version, I hope you love enjoy them as much as I do!

With love and care, Melanie x

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Parking pita

Lamb kebab on an open pita

Omg, I think I just found my new favorite place in Barcelona! And it happened spontaneously as me and my friend were strolling around the streets of Barcelona trying to find a place to eat, but without knowing where to go and what to eat!

And then we passed the restaurant parking pita, at first not sure of entering there since we really wanted sweet potato fries haha. So I asked the waiter, do you have that and he answered no. My first response was like “ah that’s a shame, we gotta keep moving to find a place with sweet potato fries then”, but somehow I got interested in knowing better this place, so I asked for the menu and said “I just want to watch it till next time I come here”. However, ironically that next time didn’t need to happen, since we decided to eat there…

It was such a good choice, I just got super excited when I saw the menu and all their delicious food!

But it got so difficult to know what to order haha. Luckily, I didn’t go alone. I think it’s so nice when you can share different plates, because in this way you get to taste more from the menu. We just wanted everything, but I’m sure I will have tasted their whole menu as I come back in the near future!

Also the prices are really reasonable, so if you want to go out and not spend a lot of money, this is a place which offers great tasty food for a valuable price which doesn’t empty your wallet!

Oh, and not least I just have to mention that I love how they have made the menu so original and authentic. That originality you find in the whole restaurant, from sharing a large long table with other people, sitting on paper boxes where there is a hidden room you can put your things inside, watching into the kitchen and how the chefs are cooking. The atmosphere is honest, down to earth, nothing fancy and fake. It’s where people gather to enjoy a good meal and feel comfortable. At least that’s how I felt it, and I enjoyed that spirit in the restaurant so much. French fries with delicious sauce, roasted cauliflower with curry taste and the lamb kebab was what me and my friend shared together. Wow, so many flavors, what a tasteful meal we got to experience! Top notch.BaklavaAnd then I discovered they had baklava for desserts, I was in ecstasy! The outer pieces are with almond, then the more caramel colored baklava is with pistachio and in the center are with walnuts. I loved it, but personally I could even have it more sweeter hehe. Next time I need to try the walnut baklava because I have a feeling those are the best!Lastly, we tried chocolate with salt and curry! That was different and new, but somehow those flavors together made me like it! You should try it too! The address to the restaurant:Passeig de Sant Joan, 56, 08009 Barcelona

It’s a must-try!

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Celebrating at Mirabel

It was my mom’s birthday on Sunday 20th of May, and so we celebrated with dinner at restaurant Mirabel. It’s located perfectly as it lies right next to the harbor at Sørenga, as well as you get to experience the sunset and the remaining sunbeams when the clock strikes nine.

At Mirabel they serve all kinds of food actually. So if you are up for anything and the ones you are going with wants something different than you, this is the place to go to. They serve pizza, pasta, meat, fish, you name it! For starters we ordered shrimps, they were delicious, and carpaccio which was also really good.

What I like the most is to sit outside and enjoy the view of the fjord. Also not bad sitting by olive trees. (I have to disappoint you, they’re fake but look so real!)

The cocktail I had was strawberry flavored and I absolutely loved it! At first I ordered mojito since I love the taste of mint, but they didn’t have more and I got a bit sad about it haha. But my disappointment ended once I drank my first sip of this strawberry cocktail!

For main course I ate fusilli with creamy pesto, I love pesto. That was delicious, but so heavy!!! Long time since I have ate pasta and creamy sauces, you can guess how I felt after I finished the whole plate. I even got a slice of pizza from my sister, it’s really good btw – doughy bread, how I like it.

So before we could order desserts, I had to go for a walk… Right behind Mirabel restaurant is Paradis ice cream bar, homemade and fresh gelato. But unfortunately that was closed at 9 pm, if not I would for sure had an ice cream too haha. It indeed helped to go for a walk and make room for desserts! I highly recommend that next time you get full too!

Make sure to order the chocolate fondant, they make it really well. As for cheese cake and mousse I wouldn’t recommend it since it wasn’t that good. Chocolate fondant never goes wrong, at least not at Mirabel;)

Therefore, next time you are in Oslo, visit Mirabel, get yourself a plate of pasta or pizza, make room for dessert by having a walk first and then finish it with style ordering a chocolate fondant dessert.

I assure you will end up with sweet dreams at bedtime…

Celebrating food and the people you love, will make you feel complete.

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Healthy carrot cake muffins

I mean, look at these beauties! They are super delicious and healthy, a win win! I was looking for a healthy treat after my operation for the sinuses and this was what came to my mind! I’m so happy with the result being my first try making them!

Here is my recipe of a healthy version of the carrot cake muffin:

Ingredients

250 ml of buckwheat flour

250 ml of rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/5 tsp cinnamon

1/5 tsp cardamom

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 tbsp flax meal + 5 tbsp water

2 tbsp Greek yoghurt

250 ml oat milk

1 cup of shredded carrots

2 tbsp honey [if you want the muffins sweeter you can add 2tbsp more]

1 handful of chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Start making the flax meal by blending the flax seeds in a blender if you don’t have them grounded from before. Let the flax seeds soak in water for 10 minutes in the fridge. This is the vegan substitute for egg!

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together, make sure the oats are grounded so the batter has a smoother texture.

3. Blend the wet ingredients together with the dry and stir.

4. Add the carrots to your batter and the chopped walnuts. You can also add raisins if you want. Then distribute the batter in muffin tins.

5. Put the oven on 220 degrees Celsius and let the muffins bake first for 8 minutes, that will make them rise. After put it down to 180 degrees and the muffins should be ready by 12 minutes!

6. Let them cool down and enjoy!

Ps: they are gluten free and sugar free so everyone can enjoy them!

No need for sugar, I’m sweet enough!